Friday Aug 16, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 16, 2013

  1. New Release of Oracle WebCenter
    The second paragraph of this post from the Oracle WebCenter team has the technical information about the new WebCenter release. The post also includes information on a September 12 webcast that will address the new WebCenter features.
  2. Transformation on XMLType in Oracle XML DB | Jan van Zoggel
    It required a little help from Google, but Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel came up with this short how-to for removing all namespaces for inserted XML content.
  3. YouTube Playlist: Oracle ADF Mobile Development for iOS and Android
    This YouTube playlist consists of five videos from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day covering the use of Oracle ADF Mobile for developing apps for the iOS and Android platforms. If you missed that event, no worries. Just click and watch.
  4. ADF How-To #6: Adding Entity Attribute Validation | Vik Kumar
    Vik Kumar explains how to add an Entity attribute validation via customization.
  5. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a time-saving tip. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Creating Assets with the Simplified Exalogic Cli | Andrew Hopkinson
    Check out Fusion Middleware solution architect Andrew Hopkinson's short tutorial on the "–create-asset" command option.
  7. Webcast: Deployment at Any Scale: ERP Applications on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Barry Bonar, Enterprise Architect at Ingersoll-Rand, will discuss the roles Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata play in that organization's business transformation efforts.
    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Thought for the Day

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."

Poet, novelist and short story writer Charles Bukowski
(August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 02, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 2, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The main goal in life career-wise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself."

Kevin Smith
(Born August 2, 1970)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 30, 2013

  1. Storing Detail-Level Data in Oracle Exalytics | Mark Rittman
    Is it possible to store an entire reporting dataset in TimesTen? Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman breaks it down.
  2. Webcast: A Big Data Conversation with MIT’s Andrew McAfee
    Architects are all about making sure IT meets business needs. So if you're an architect you'll want to catch this live webcast featuring Andrew McAfee (Principal Research Scientist, Center of Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management) and Oracle Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger. It's free!
    Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET
  3. ADF 12c – The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic Map | Lucas Jellema
    This post by the very prolific Lucas Jellema, and Oracle ACE Director, demonstrates the use of a number of Oracle ADF 12 components to present population statistics for cities, countries, continents and regions. http://pub.vitrue.com/oLdy ADF 12c: The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic
  4. Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 Patch 6 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 Patch 21
    Information on two new bundle patches for Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2.6 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1.21.
  5. Performing server maintenance in the Exalogic Virtual Datacenter - part II | Jos Nijhoff
    Jos Nijhoff continues his series with a demonstration of a real-life scenario using "clustered Oracle environments (Traffic Director, Oracle Service Bus 11g) and some non-clustered stuff (Cloud Control, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Traffic Director admin server, Fusion HCM demo node) hosted on our Exalogic X2-2 system."
  6. Video: CERN's Artur Wiecek on WebLogic 12.1.2 Features
    Give yourself one minute and forty-sx seconds to watch this video CERN's Artur Wiecek talking about new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.
  7. Oracle Learning Library Live Event Recordings
    In the last few weeks Oracle Learning Library has done live video webcasts on Oracle Business Rules Engine, on Deploying ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, on the new WebSocket and JSON API available in Java EE 7, and on Securing ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, If you missed any of these programs, no worries! They're all available free on demand.
  8. Has the Cloud changed the way developers do their jobs? Not yet.
    Experts aren't sure if the cloud has had any real impact on how developers do their jobs. But the clock is ticking...

Thought for the Day

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 25, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one."

Walter Payton
(July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 24, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."

Amelia Earhart
(Born July 24, 1897 – Disappeared July 2, 193)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 23, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency."

Raymond Chandler
(July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Mar 22, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: The CX Factor and Oracle WebCenter

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast series focuses on Customer Experience (CX) as it relates to enterprise IT, and the role Oracle WebCenter can play in meeting customer experience challenges. My guests for this program are three gentlemen who have helped organizations tackle some of those challenges.

The Panel

  • John Brunswick Twitter Blog LinkedIn
    is an Enterprise Architect with Oracle where he focuses on the Oracle WebCenter portfolio. John is a popular blogger on various aspects of WebCenter, and also produces a series of how-to videos on the same subject.
  • Srini Sankaran LinkedIn
    is a Principal Product Manager with the Oracle WebCenter team,
  • Oracle ACE John Sim Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE
    is a consultant with Fishbowl Solutions in the US, and runs his own company, Digaset, in the UK.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses the increasing importance of customer experience as a consideration in enterprise IT.
  • Listen to Part 2: The panel discusses the biggest IT challenges in transforming the customer experience, and what architects need to know to stay ahead of the customer experience curve.
  • Listen to Part 3: The panel discusses the role Oracle WebCenter can play in meeting customer experience challenges.

Coming Soon

Upcoming OTN ArchBeat Podcast programs will focus on the state of SOA, and on Oracle ADF. So stay tuned RSS.

Monday Feb 25, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Faves - February 17-23, 2013

It's Monday and that means it's time once again to gaze upon the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for last week (February 17-23, 2013).

  1. 30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary
    Technological innovation drives changes in business, which in turn drives further changes in technology. Are you prepared to survive and capitalize on those changes? This article from Business Insider offers some suggestions.
  2. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets - Scripted Template Generation from an existing vServer | The Old Toxophilist
    "As part of your Exalogic Virtual environment you may want to build vServer that will be used, going forwards, as a template for future vServers," says The Old Toxophilist , a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. He shares a script in this blog post that will help you get that done.
  3. The Cloud as a Metaphor – notes from a debate on mobility | Isabel F. Penuelas
    "The actual explosion of mobile technologies and the widespread [use] of mobile connectivity is enabling companies to leapfrog some stages and launch digital mobile businesses without passing through the Web," says Isabel F. Penuelas. So that might change the architecture picture just a bit, no?
  4. How to Configure WebLogic Server to Send a Notification When Its Configuration is Changed | Pierluigi Vernetto
    A tip of the ArchBeat hat to Jan van Zoggel for pointing the way to this detailed technical post from .
  5. Running Oracle EBusiness Suite on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Cloud expert Tom Laszewski shares tips and resources to help you get started.
  6. Getting started with Desktop Integration Suite | Kyle Hatlestad
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Kyle Hatlestad likes the Oracle Learning Library so much he shared a link to one of their videos, a newly released look at "Getting Started with Oracle Desktop Integration Suite ."
  7. Video: Oracle ADF Mobile Overview | Shay Shmletzer
    Oracle's Shay Shmeltzer offers an overview of Oracle ADF Mobile in this video.<
  8. Oracle Access Manager 11g WNA Identity Store Considerations and Configurations - Part 3 | Tim Melander
    The final post in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Tim Melander's three-part series on integrating Oracle Access Manager with Windows Native Authentication./
  9. OTN Yathra 2013 – Spreading the story of Oracle across India – (Half time) | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is at the halfway point in the OTN Yathra Tour of India. He shares his observations about his journey and the Yathra events in this fascinating post.
  10. Setting up WebLogic server for REST Web Services | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares a quick tech tip.

Thought for the Day

"The structure of a software system will reflect the communication structure of the team that built it"

Richard E. Fairley

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Feb 18, 2013

Video: Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema

Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network is the latest OTN article from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Services, prolific blogger and frequent speaker at community events. I caught up with Lucas on February 13, 2013 for this brief video interview in which he talks about the article and about his participation in the OTN Yathra Tour of India, happening this week.

Connect with Lucas
Oracle ACE Director

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - February 10-16, 2013

Twenty-six updates were posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page last week (February 10-16, 2013), most linking to blog posts and other content created by or featuring community members. The following list represents the top ten most popular posts.

  1. Webcast: Cultivating IT Innovation with Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Mohamad Afshar, Vice President, Oracle Exalogic Product Management, discusses the strategies used at leading companies to promote innovation inside and outside of IT, and how Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata fit into those strategies.
    Webcast Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  2. SOA and Oracle Fusion Middleware for the Busy IT Professional | Dr. Frank Munz
    "Not everybody is starting up JDeveloper first thing in the morning in order to work with Oracle SOA Suite," says Dr. Frank Munz. "Let’s face it: Instead of being an SOA expert, any given IT specialist is more likely a certified DB admin, a Java developer or somebody who was just told by his manager to take care of that Oracle Service Bus installation." If that description fits you, do yourself a favor and read Munz's post.
  3. Podcast: What's Really Going to Matter in 2013? - Part 2
    Part 1 focused on what's hot, Part 2 focuses on what's not, as the panel discusses the trends, technologies, and other aspects of enterprise IT that will lose steam in 2013.
  4. How To Troubleshoot OEM 12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery | Jeremy Schneider
    Pythian blogger Jeremy Schneider shares notes and references related to his effort to troubleshoot problems encountered during an upgrade from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 on an Exadata V2.
  5. Video: Lucas Jellema: SOA, Events, BPM, and Oracle ADF
    By the time you see this Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema will on his way to India to participate in the OTN Yathra Tour. But I caught him at home this morning for a brief conversation about his latest OTN article, SOA, BPM, Oracle ADF and more.
  6. WebLogic, Coherence and the G1 Collector | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's detailed post covers garbage collection, the Oracle JDK, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Coherence.
  7. Webcast: Data Warehousing Trends for 2013
    Join Dan Vesset (Program VP, Business Analytics Research, IDC), Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda (Director and Principal Database Architect, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide), George Lumpkin (VP, Product Marketing, Oracle) and Margaret Hamburger (Principal Product Director, Oracle) for a discussion of the top 10 data warehousing trends for 2013.
    Date: February 19, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  8. Oracle BPM, UCM, and Humantasks | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind has been working with Jan van Zoggel in preforming tests to detemine "the best fit for the combination of BPM, UCM and Humantasks." Marcel's post shares links to several blog posts that detail the results of those tests.
  9. Tech salaries 'see biggest jump in a decade': survey | Joe McKendrick
    As reported by ZDNet's Joe McKendrick: "Dice, the online tech recruiting site, finds plenty to be upbeat about in the tech market, particularly for certain markets and skillsets. If you're a big data professional in New York or Silicon Valley, you can write your own ticket. But the opportunities extend far and wide." Have you benefited from the hot market for IT pros?
  10. Tailoring Fusion Applications in the Cloud Explained
    This post from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Blog aims to explain "what you can and cannot do to Fusion Applications (Release 5) that are deployed as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) via the Oracle Cloud."

Thought for the Day

"Companies should make their own enterprise systems as often as network security companies should manufacture their own aspirin."

Phil Simon

Source: softwarequotes.com

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